People of Southern Taiwan

“We will celebrate Chinese New Year in a big way this month. Culturally, this is the most important and festive celebration of the year. Family and friends gather. Acquaintances are met with wishes of prosperity, health, and long life. Children are given red packets of money, and the elderly are honored by their families. It is a time for families to pray to their ancestors and idols, asking for prosperity in the coming year. They pray to idols who cannot hear, respond, or meet the needs of their hearts in any way. Pray with our churches and local believers as they reach out to their families and communities during this unique time of year. May many hearts be open to hear and receive the good news of new life in Christ.”